Virtually everything you could possibly want from a holiday
Caribbean holidays offer virtually everything you could possibly want from a holiday. From diving to golf, music to history and even honeymoons to weddings, a dream Caribbean holiday has it all and more. The Caribbean comes into its own during the winter holiday season when the climate in the UK is at it worst.
Straightforward Caribbean Holidays
Although it would once have taken days or weeks to reach the Caribbean, charter flights and package holidays have made a holiday in the Caribbean as straightforward as a holiday in Europe. The major holiday destinations in the Caribbean that are served by UK holiday companies are Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Barbados, Bahamas, St Lucia, Antigua, Grenada, Tobago, St Lucia, Margarita Island, Cuba and Mexico.
All inclusive Caribbean holidays
All inclusive holidays in the Caribbean are increasingly popular and the hotel industry in the Caribbean continues to offer the ideal choice for UK package holiday visitors every winter and summer.
Last minute Caribbean holidays
It is possible to pick up cheap last minute deals to the Caribbean. During peak season and in particular over the Christmas and New Year holidays the most popular destinations may be fully booked up in advance. Outside the peak season, late deals to the Caribbean may become available and a few real holiday bargains can be had but this may be on an “Allocated on Arrival” basis where you may not know the resort or hotel until you get there.
The Caribbean islands lie within the tropics, and despite the vast region over which the different islands are situated, the climate and conditions for all of them are extremely similar. Attracting tourists from all over the world, the best time to visit is during the winter, when the islands boast warm and sunny days, and there is little rainfall, apart from the occasional shower in late afternoon or evening.
The Caribbean sees a minimal temperature variation from season to season, due to the steady northeastern trade winds that hit the islands, with the average temperatures ranging from 24C between January and February, and 29C in July and August. A winter holiday in the Caribbean sees pleasant temperatures and dry sunny days, with excessively high temperatures and humidity cooled by coastal breezes. Summers are notoriously hot and wet, with hurricane season running from June to November, with most occurring during the month of September. Temperatures in the summer can reach up to 32C on the islands of Jamaica and Trinidad.
The rainy season begins in May, with the Caribbean still enjoying 9-10 hours of sunshine per day during this time. Rainfall varies depending on the island, with places like Costa Rica and Honduras receiving the most, and Bonaire and the British Virgin Islands the least. October sees the end of the rainy season, with temperatures staying at 27-28C and the region receiving 8-9 hours of sunshine per day.